Amb. Nikki Haley: American foreign aid should only go to our friends.
This policy should be non-controversial and, on the surface, perhaps it is. I cannot imagine asking anybody this question and receiving a reply that we should give aid to our enemies. Yet, there is a great deal of controversy over who should receive aid. Personally, I think the real question should be, should the United States give foreign aid at all since we are giving borrowed money. If our annual intake exceeded our annual outflow, the debate would seem to be more valid.
Despite the flawed notion that the United States is financially capable, under the standard policy of operating with a huge deficit, we do give away over $50 Billion. This is the money that Nikki Haley said should be given to our friends.
The real debate seems to be who are our friends. Nikki Haley made the argument that countries that consistently oppose us in the United Nations are not our friends. That would seem to make sense to a rational person. Yet, we give aid to countries that consistently oppose us not only in the Untied Nations but in our overall foreign policy.
The real argument we are having is just who are our friends. The Obama regime treated those countries who openly claimed they wanted to destroy the United States and our allies were our friends. Obama not only aided the Iranians, who are known as the largest contributor to terrorists, but enabled them to advance their effort in developing nuclear weapons to use against us and our allies. The Obama regime considered Iran to be a friend.
The Palestinians have sworn that the only good Jew is a dead Jew and that Israel should be wiped from the face of the earth, received aid and was considered by the Obama regime to be a friend while they treated Israel as an adversary. This was done despite the Palestinians aiding groups that the United States has designated as terrorists.
The Obama regime considered collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive – all virtually the same) as proper recipients of foreign aid and friends of at least the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) if not friends of the Untied States. The Obama regime considered countries who supported and aided Islamic Jihadists as proper recipients of foreign aid because they were also friends of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) in their efforts to make their anti-Semitic views the policy of the United States as it is becoming the policy of the European Union.
I would say we must first debate whether the United States should give away $50 Billion of borrowed money or money we do not have. If we decide that we should give that or some lesser amount, we must define our friends. The Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party has defined our friends as those who oppose us in the United Nations, those who support colletivism or are collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive -all virtually the same) nations, and those who support all efforts of Islamist Jihadists to destroy and then control all who are not Muslim. This statement is not made based on conjecture, but it is based on the actions and policies of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party.
We must answer CAN WE, SHOULD WE, AND WHO ARE OUR FRIENDS.
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